December 14th-17th 2012 :: Theme: You are the Villain

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Renegade Theologian

by rpgwhitelock - Jam Entry

"Renegade Theologian"
Collect (steal!) the 8 books. Avoid the guardian angel. Look to the sky.

Best played full screen in a dim environment with speakers or headphones.

Completed solo in 48hours using Unity 4, Blender, Photoshop, Ableton Live and a Piano. However I just realised I can not submit to the 48 owing to a piece of code I am not permitted to redistribute. Maybe next time. Was a great learning experience!

OSX tested on Snow Leopard 10.6.8.
Windows tested on Windows 7 64bit.
Web tested on OSX & win7 chrome Unity Player.

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Scott McBee says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 3:25am

I collected all the books but nothing seemed to happen

angelk says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 5:31am

I also collected all the books and wasn't sure what to do from there. I was checking out the constellations, but again nothing; maybe I didn't look long enough?

Very atmospheric, a good feeling.

rpgwhitelock says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 8:49am

Gosh, hope it's working, I was able to 'finish' it on each platform test I did.Tthough occasionally I would think myself sure I had them all only to realise I had one more to get. I wanted to avoid showing numbers but perhaps it's too mysterious - the number of books to collect is 8.

Glad it's atmospheric!

juaxix says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 2:06pm

This game mood is wonderful, like other people, I enjoy the atmospher, i think i got the 8 books but nothing happens, the guardian hits me and i go round the groun, roflmao
Are you inspired in Slender, no?

rpgwhitelock says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 2:13pm

I just tested it again on windows and web, 8 books reveals the secret in the sky. Keep loooking for books!

I think if I updated it, I would ensure that every time you collected a book it revealed the secret gradually rather than all at once. Better feedback from actions that way.

I haven't played Slender, but I have heard of it.

SaintHeiser says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 3:27pm

I can't understand what I need to do after books. But visuals are beautiful.

rpgwhitelock says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 6:15pm

After the books are collected you bask in the knowledge of what you have achieved! Also look at the sky goat. :)
Other than that there's no endgame. Enjoy the forest!

Edocentrique says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 6:19pm

Very good ! Moving the character feel natural, good mood, nice rendering, i like it very much !

Mousseto says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 6:27pm

Great game. Very beautiful too.

Xavier says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 6:36pm

Very amotspheric game. Pretty nice!. On the same line of those:

impulse9 says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 9:22pm

Beautiful game. Great music. Just perfect.

rpgwhitelock says ...
Dec 17, 2012 @ 11:31pm

Ah. I might have replicated the issue some have described. If you are sure you have found all the books, and nothing seems to change, be -sure- to look up and around at the sky!

Winterblood says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 12:20am

Beautiful and slick, if a little simple. Love the camera wobble as you move, and the superb atmosphere.

rylgh says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 6:43am

whoa! now, finally, i know what the 'mood' category is for.

ramoncb says ...
Dec 18, 2012 @ 10:26pm

perfect mood, very mysterious =O

good job! ^^

timtipgames says ...
Dec 19, 2012 @ 6:00pm

too bad its so short. I love the atmosphere and shivered when I heard the deep bass sound from "activating" a book for the first time. Also it has no goats. ;) Nice work!

CMaster says ...
Dec 19, 2012 @ 10:17pm

Nicely atmospheric.
Not sure hot it ties into the theme though.
Also, was the skybox/ground texture really created in the 48 hours?

Codexus says ...
Dec 20, 2012 @ 10:03pm

Nice atmosphere, not sure why I'm the villain, though.

rpgwhitelock says ...
Dec 21, 2012 @ 2:03pm

Maybe it should have been 'stealing the books' rather than collecting. It is all very thinly referencing Charles Darwin.

The base of the sky is a Unity default augmented with FX and particles. In retrospect I should have set Terragen2 running overnight or something to make an original one. The ground, tree & enemy textures are original, compared to the game logic & music they really didn't take long to make.

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